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Commentary By Nicole Gelinas

Adams Has Fine Ideas for NYC but Risks Losing Focus On Issue #1: Crime

Public Safety Policing, Crime Control

The state of the city is . . . long. Mayor Eric Adams spoke for more than an hour Thursday, lobbing proposal after proposal to pols, commissioners and media at the Queens Theatre. Many of the small-bore initiatives the mayor unveiled are worthy enough, but he risks losing focus on what brought him to the party: crime.

Adams is rightly mindful of the budget constraints he faces as he launches his ideas for year two. Just like during the 2021 campaign, and just like last year, he still doesn’t have a mega-project to his name.

That’s a big contrast to his predecessors: Bill de Blasio had pre-K, and Mike Bloomberg had a bunch of stuff, including bringing the 7 train to Manhattan’s far-west side.

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

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